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Minecraft A full Tutorial - For New comers

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Minecraft is one of the most beloved games of all time. During the game's initial beta, it blew away players with the level of creative freedom it gave them.

Since then, the game has managed to maintain its insane popularity, as its player base still continues to grow. However, Minecraft's seemingly endless amount of content can be overwhelming for new players.

Updated December 27th, 2020 by Lee Juckiewicz: There's never been a better time to get into a never-ending game like Minecraft. With a bunch of new critters added to the game in the past few months — including axolotls, goats, hoglins and striders — not to mention a host of other features, there's plenty of new stuff to see.

But where do you begin? For this list, we've attempted to help those new to Minecraft by recommending fifteen important things that they should craft first. Plus, the list could also act as a refresher for those who are returning to the game after a long absence.

15 Crafting Table

The easiest but most important thing to make in Minecraft is the crafting table. There is not a lot that you can make without one, so building a crafting table should be one of the first things you do in a new world. You actually won't be able to make most of the items on this list without one!

Punch a tree to get four logs, and turn those logs into planks by putting them into your crafting grid, or select planks in the crafting menu (depending on which system and version of the game you're playing). After that, fill your crafting grid with the planks to build a crafting table (or find the crafting table in the menu).

14 Shelter

Once you get more resources and tools, you can make a beautiful place to live. For the first night though, you just need to make a shelter that keeps out the enemies who spawn in the dark.

If you make this your first objective after you start a new game, then you should have time to collect wood or dirt and build a basic hut that stops anything from getting in. Those who spent time exploring might not have the time for that. If that's the case, digging a few blocks into the ground, jumping in, and placing a few blocks above your head might be necessary to protect you from dangerous mobs.

13 Wooden Pickaxe

The pickaxe is the most vital tool in Minecraft. Without it, you won't be able to mine most of the crafting materials in the game. So one of the first things you must build when starting a new world is a wooden pickaxe.

It takes three planks and two sticks (which can be made using planks) to make the wooden version of the tool. To make one without the crafting menu, place a horizontal line of planks at the top of the grid in the crafting table and put the two sticks in a vertical line underneath the middle plank. When you have the resources, make stronger pickaxes using stone, iron, or diamond (not gold) instead of planks.

12 Torches

When deep down in one of Minecraft's many cave systems, torches are as essential as a pickaxe. Not only because they light up the dark caves so you can see what materials and monsters are around, but to show you where you've been. It's easy to get lost in caves underground, so placing torches lets you avoid searching the same place twice. Torches are also useful in lighting up your house, or any place you don't want monsters to spawn.

All you need to make torches is sticks and coal or charcoal. Coal can be found through mining, whereas charcoal is made by putting wood into a furnace. To craft them, just place the coal/charcoal in the middle of the crafting grid, and place the stick underneath.

11 Bed

In the first few days of a new Minecraft world, you should be focusing on building up your house/base of operations. That can be difficult at night due to the lack of visibility and the fact that enemy mobs are walking around ready to attack you. Sleeping in a bed automatically takes you to the next day, enabling you to skip the night completely. Also, it allows you to set your spawn for when you die.

To make one, you need to gather three pieces of wool from sheep (whether by hunting or using shears on them), and three planks of wood. For players who don't have the use of a crafting menu, the recipe to make the bed is three pieces of wool in a horizontal line with a parallel line of planks underneath them.

10 An Easy Way To Spot Your House

Before you go off into the world to explore, it is smart to build something to indicate where your house is. Maps can help find your way home if you spawn with one. However, if you're far away from your base, you might not be on the same map.

So early in the game, the easiest way to indicate where you live is to simply build a huge tower with torches on it by your house, as it'll be easy to spot from a distance. Later on, you might create a compass or even build an actual beacon to find your home, but a simple tower is useful at the start.

9 Stone Sword

As previously mentioned, there are plenty of monsters in Minecraft (unless you're on peaceful) who will attack you on sight. The best way to deal with them is by using a sword. Like pickaxes, swords can be made using plenty of different materials, from weaker wooden swords to strong diamond blades. We recommend the stone sword as the first one you should create. You could create a weaker wooden one before that, but by the time you really need to use it, you'll probably already have cobblestone.

To make a stone sword you need two pieces of cobblestone and a stick. When using the crafting grid, put the two cobblestones in a vertical line in the middle and place the stick underneath them.

8 Furnace

The main purpose of a furnace in Minecraft is to smelt ores and cook food. Only by smelting the likes of iron and gold ores will you be able to use them as a crafting material. Whereas most of the food you pick up can be cooked (primarily meat and fish), which improves their effectiveness on your hunger meter when you eat them.

Crafting a furnace requires eight pieces of cobblestone. Placing them in a square shape around the edge of the crafting grid is how you build a furnace without the use of a crafting menu.

7 Chest

Despite your personal inventory space in Minecraft being quite large, it fills up quickly when mining. You can throw things away to make space, but even basic cobblestone can come in handy later. So the best course of action is to create a chest and put all the things you might need at some point in it. Plus, if you keep valuables in the chest, it means you won't lose them when you die (unless the chest is blown up with you).

The process for building a chest is identical to making a furnace (square shape around the edge of the grid), except instead of using eight cobblestone blocks, use eight wood planks.

6 Iron Pickaxe

For most jobs in a mine, a wooden pickaxe will serve you well enough. But if you come across some rare or valuable resources, trying to mine them with wood is just a waste of time and, well, resources.

Iron itself needs at least a stone pickaxe. Once you have an iron one, you’ll be able to get diamonds, emeralds, gold, and redstone. Anything less, and they’ll disappear along with the source block once you’ve painstakingly cut through. An iron pickaxe is also invaluable for deep mining, as you can get more work done without having to carry ten wooden ones.

5 Shears

Taking an axe or a sword to a sheep will give you one block of wool. But as the old adage (almost) says, “give a man a sword, and he has wool for a day; give a man a set of shears, and he has wool for life.”

With a set of iron shears, you can give a sheep a haircut and get 1-3 blocks of wool for the extra effort. This already potentially multiplies your yield. But the biggest bonus is that a set of shears properly wielded will not kill a sheep, and so long as they have an adequate food source in reach you can shear the same sheep again and again and again.

4 A Bucket

One of the most devastating events in a game of Minecraft, no matter your level, is the sudden and unexpected appearance of lava. Unfortunately, it is also one of those games where lava creeps up on you like something much creepier than lava. Remove one wrong block underground, and you could be on fire.

The fastest route to not being on fire is being in water, and the easiest way to get to water when you’re mining is to carry a bucket. It takes fair bit of iron, but if you treat it like it’s made of solid gold and pick up your water source block after extinguishing yourself, your bucket can be a literal lifesaver. You can also use it to carry lava or milk.

3 Farm (Including Wooden Hoe)

A farm in Minecraft is extremely useful as it gives you an unlimited supply of food. Because almost every time you harvest wheat (which can be used to make bread), you receive more seeds to plant.

As you need a hoe to create a farm, we thought we'd also include it in this entry. Making a wooden hoe requires two wood planks and two sticks. Place one plank in the top left corner of the grid and put the other in the space to its right, then put the sticks in a vertical line underneath the block in the middle of the grid. Once you have the hoe, use it on dirt or grass blocks so you can plant seeds on them. For seeds to grow, they need to be near water, so many use the design in the above image. Achieving this means either building the farm on top of a bed of water, or using a bucket if you have one.

2 A Base Near A Village

For a game whose name implies that mining and crafting will be your primary tools, Minecraft villages have a surprisingly busy economy. If you can find one with a couple of different buildings — eg. a blacksmith, a church, a farm, a stone-cutter’s, etc - then you’ll be laughing. Trade them whatever they’re looking to buy for things like emeralds and enchanted books.

It’s a good idea to have at least a temporary base near your favorite villages; not only for ease but for the villagers’ safety. If you have to steal one of their beds overnight, you might wake up to find one less villager in the morning — possibly your favorite trading partner.

1 Roads (As You Go)

If you’re just starting out in Minecraft, it can be easy enough to forget about your food meter. One jump too many on the run back home to your spawn point can be the difference between starvation and a good night’s time skip. Since the biomes aren’t exactly level, you can get around this problem by building roads as you go.

There’s no weight limit to your inventory, so if you can remember to bring along a shovel and some gravel or cobblestones, you can carve your way through those pesky mountains and ease the burden. It’ll also make finding your base in the dark considerably easier.

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